Breaking: Hoyer admits Dems don’t have the votes for Pelosi Plan

posted at 11:38 am on November 6, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The answer to the big question surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s scheduling of the ObamaCare vote this weekend has been answered.  She didn’t schedule it for Saturday because she had the votes — and now Steny Hoyer has admitted as much this morning:

A House leader says Democrats haven’t yet lined up enough votes to pass their health care overhaul bill.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland says the vote that House Democrats had scheduled for Saturday could slip to Sunday or early next week.

Hoyer acknowledged to reporters Friday that Democratic leaders don’t yet have the 218 votes needed to pass President Barack Obama’s historic health overhaul initiative.

In other words, this was a Hail Nancy play.  She couldn’t afford to wait too long for the vote after dropping 2,000 pages on members last week, and having them see the results of the elections this week.  Pelosi and Hoyer thought that rushing a vote would allow them to bully recalcitrant moderates into support.

She chose … poorly.

What does this tell us?  Moderates have apparently balked at the pressure Pelosi has put on them to swallow the public option and a $1.8 trillion price tag.  Today’s unemployment numbers probably had something to do with that as well.  Robert Reich advised Democrats to stop their push on health-care overhauls and start worrying about job losses, or risk becoming an irrelevancy in the midterms (via Instapundit).  The moderates in Pelosi’s caucus probably came to that conclusion on Tuesday night.


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CBP on November 6, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Yep, something is up with the site. Must be Rahm downloading copies of all the commenters’ names…heh

d1carter on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

House Districts That Could See 2010 Party Switch
Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:55 AM

House districts that could see party switch in 2010 elections. `X’ denotes districts where the incumbent is considered among the most endangered.

ALABAMA:

x-Rep. Bobby Bright (D)

x-Rep. Parker Griffith (D)

CALIFORNIA:

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D)

COLORADO:

x-Rep. Betsy Markey (D)

FLORIDA:

x-Rep. Alan Grayson (D)

x-Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D)

IDAHO:

x-Rep. Walt Minnick (D)

ILLINOIS:

Rep. Bill Foster (D)

x-Rep. Mark Kirk (R) (open seat; Kirk is running for the Senate)

LOUISIANA:

x-Rep Charlie Melancon (open seat; Melancon is running for the Senate)

x-Rep. Joseph Cao (R)

MARYLAND:

x-Rep. Frank Kratovil (D)

MICHIGAN:

Rep. Mark Schauer (D)

MISSISSIPPI:

x-Rep. Travis Childers (D)

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D)

NEW JERSEY:

Rep. John Adler (D)

NEW MEXICO:

Rep. Martin Heinrich (D)

x-Rep. Harry Teague (D)

NEVADA:

Rep. Dina Titus (D)

NEW YORK:

Rep. Scott Murphy (D)

Rep. Eric Massa (D)

Rep. Mike Arcuri (D)

Rep. Dan Maffei (D)

x-Rep. John McHugh (R) (Open seat; McHugh was appoint Army secretary)

NORTH CAROLINA:

x-Rep. Larry Kissell (D)

OHIO:

x-Rep. Steve Driehaus (D)

x-Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D)

x-Rep. John Boccieri (D)

Rep. Zack Space (D)

OREGON:

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D)

NEBRASKA:

Rep. Lee Terry (R)

PENNSYLVANIA:

x-Rep. Joe Sestak (D) (open seat; Sestak is running for the Senate)

x-Rep. Jim Gerlach (R) (open seat; Gerlach is running for governor)

Rep. Chris Carney (D)

TEXAS:

Rep. Chet Edwards (D)

VIRGINIA:

Rep. Glenn Nye (D)

x-Rep. Tom Perriello (D)

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D)

WISCONSIN

Rep. Steve Kagen (D)

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

I had that problem too. Which is why I double posted.

That was weird.

Conservative Samizdat on November 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Yeah, I was starting to go through withdrawal symptoms, had the shakes and cold sweats. Glad I’m not the only one suffering.

CBP on November 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM

ditto slow loading, slow refreshing on hotair.

ted c on November 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

let’s look forward to moving those x’s to right over the names and show it in RED

ted c on November 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Southern Gent, thanks for the Kossite info on Kissell. I was aware that he isn’t a ‘blue dog’, but he ran like one and speaks out of both sides cf his mouth. This district is very conservative and went heavily for McCain.

Dole and Hayes however received lukewarm support – couldn’t give their signs away from the R headquarters. If we get a good candidate next time, Kissell, an ex history teacher will be retired.

Carolina Kat on November 6, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Or Steny’s trying to lull us into thinking we’ve got this in the bag and they really do have the votes.

Make them walk the plank, Nancy! They’ll love you for it in a year!!!

t.ferg on November 6, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Nancy lives in an alternate reality. This is all just a distraction to prevent her from delivering for her Lord and Master.

GarandFan on November 6, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Yeah, I was starting to go through withdrawal symptoms, had the shakes and cold sweats. Glad I’m not the only one suffering.

CBP on November 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I had the same symptoms.

Hopefully no one was trying to hack Hotair or something…

Conservative Samizdat on November 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM

This isn’t getting much attention. Do you feel it was successful?
Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Well it sure looked successful to me, especially with such short notice and the amount of people who showed up, especially on a week day when people are supposed to be working.

I guess our story faded with the shooting at Fort Hood.

But we did hear that the Precedent did a short news conference at 1:00 pm, right in the middle of our ralley.

Can anyone confirm that?

Knucklehead on November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The cost cutting and all is good… but someone needs to address the uninsured. There just has to be a solution to that. One that doesn’t tank the economy that is.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM

How’s about we implement the FairTax, grow the economy, and let those who wish to become insured have the economic means in their own wallets to purchase insurance that is free market oriented and specifically tailored to their individual needs. There you go. Uninsured addressed.

jimmy2shoes on November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Yep, something is up with the site. Must be Rahm downloading copies of all the commenters’ names…hehd1carter on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Same thing happened at MichelleMalkin.com at the same time. I’m sure it was just a coincidence; not like some bleeder was trying to shut us up in the name of free speech or anything…

yubley on November 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM

jimmy2shoes on November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Any plan that doesn’t include tort reform will fail. The biggest drain on ‘insurance’ is malpractice insurance. It’s driven some types of doctors completely out of areas. For example, pediatricians are fleeing PA, and you don’t want head trauma in IL.

Ambulance chasing attorney’s like John Edwards see suffering as a lottery ticket. They take these cases on contingency fees and then force settlements driving costs up. And no it doesn’t mean we’re any safer from malpractice.

Carolina Kat on November 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Well, I did my part! I called Bill Foster’s Washington office and urged a no vote. (Foster took over Denny Hastert’s seat.) I also e-mailed. It took a while to get through, and I asked the person if she’s getting lots of calls. She was indeed. I asked her what the sentiment was, and she diplomatically said the office was receiving all different kinds of views! I voted for Foster twice (hey, I’m a liberal! But I absolutely love this web site) — and I told the woman that. I also said the bill was a monstrosity that should be tossed out.

lizzieillinois on November 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM

hehd1carter on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

I thought that was Charles Johnson’s job.

lorien1973 on November 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM

PELOSI!! They haven’t done any long term effects of injecting botulism into your head, I think this is the first side effect recorded, it melts your brain::)))

concernedsenior on November 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Knucklehead on November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

I worried about the last minute call also. I was impressed with the turn out. Mr. Olbermann said that buses were paid for by an organization other then the participants. He should have to prove that and why would it be wrong for the Right but encouraged and approved of on the Left. I am so sick of the double standard.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I think that Pelosi has been trying to get a vote on this bill before the SHORTAGE OF FLU VACCINE – regular seasonal and H1N1 – hit the front pages of the nations consciousness. It is a stark and startling reminder of how efficient the government will be in the delivery of health care. She had to have learned from Obama that this shortage was breaking over the horizon.

AndAwayWeGo on November 6, 2009 at 12:55 PM

***
SanFranNan and her enablers / supporters in Comrade Obama’s (PBUH) government will figure out how to buy off enough of the “blue dogs” to pass this C**P SANDWICH and cram it down our throats. “Would you like to be the new Ambassador to Spain after you lose the 2010 election? How about a large contribution to your PAC? What’s your price? Like hot girls? (or boys!)”
***
And some “reconciliation tricks” can be used also.
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on November 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM

She’s holding them hostage so they’ll cave – much like a high pressure car/timeshare salesman.

marklmail on November 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM

For the first time, in a very long time, I have a little hope. Nancy Pelosi is one of the most, if not the most, shameless politician this nation has ever seen. She’s a national disgrace and a traitor.

alwaysright43 on November 6, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Below is a list of selected Democrats and their positions on the House healthcare reform bill based on media accounts, press releases and spokesmen for the lawmakers.

UPDATED 11/6/09 11:12 a.m.

YES OR LEANING YES
Howard Berman (Calif.)
Leonard Boswell (Iowa)
G.K. Butterfield (N.C.)
Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Called the measure “America’s bill”
Gerry Connolly (Va.) Had expressed concern about tax provisions in initial bill
Henry Cuellar (Texas) Got tort provisions added, though still wary of costs
Kathy Dahlkemper (Pa.)
Sam Farr (Calif.)
Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.) Leaning yes, would like to see more on tort reform
Debbie Halvorson (Ill.)
Alcee Hastings (Fla.)
Steve Kagen (Wis.)
Marcy Kaptur (Ohio) Leaning yes
Dale Kildee (Mich.)
Ron Kind (Wis.) Voted no in Ways and Means Committee
Brad Miller (N.C.)
Dennis Moore (Kan.) Was target of death threat last summer over healthcare reform
Jim Langevin (R.I.) Opponent of abortion rights
Tom Perriello (Va.) Held many town halls this summer
Jared Polis (Colo.) Voted no in Education and Labor Committee
Earl Pomeroy (N.D.) Voted no in Ways and Means Committee
Nick Rahall (W. Va.)
John Salazar (Colo.)
Linda Sanchez (Calif.)
Mark Schauer (Mich.) NRCC quickly pounced on Schauer’s support of bill
Dina Titus (Nev.) Voted no in Education and Labor Committee
Paul Tonko (N.Y.) Leaning yes
Tim Walz (Minn.) “I think we’re getting there.”
Diane Watson (Calif.) Praised bill in speech on the floor
Peter Welch (Vt.)

NO OR LEANING NO
John Boccieri (Ohio) Leaning no, citing cost-containment concerns
Dan Boren (Okla.) A firm no
Artur Davis (Ala.) Gubernatorial candidate says, “We risk a disaster if we get this wrong.”
Lincoln Davis (Tenn.) Wants changes to abortion-related provisions
Parker Griffith (Ala.) “I cannot support this bill.”
Bart Gordon (Tenn.) Science panel chairman is a no, citing public option and bill’s “financial impact on the state of Tennessee.”

Suzanne Kosmas (Fla.)”As the bill stands right now, I am not going to be able to support it,” Kosmas told the Orlando Sentinel.
Jim Marshall (Ga.) A firm no
Walt Minnick (Idaho) Has bucked leadership on big-ticket bills
Collin Peterson (Minn.) Ag chairman has sharply criticized bill
Ike Skelton (Mo.) Ag chairman cites public option, concerns about rural providers
Bart Stupak (Mich.) Wants changes to abortion-related provisions
Gene Taylor (Miss.) Made it clear to constituents this summer he is a “no.”

UNDECIDED/REVIEWING BILL
John Adler (N.J.) “I’ve only read most of it.”
Brian Baird (Wash.) Changed from “leaning no.”
Melissa Bean (Ill.)
Marion Berry (Ark.) Wants more aggressive action against HMOs, drug makers
Rick Boucher (Va.) Wary of public option; voted no in Energy and Commerce Committee
Dennis Cardoza (Calif.)
Yvette Clarke (N.Y.)
Jim Costa (Calif.)
Chet Edwards (Texas) A perennial GOP target; rejected climate bill
Keith Ellison (Minn.)
Bob Etheridge (N.C.) May run for Senate
Bill Foster (Ill.) “Encouraged” House is moving forward; voted no on climate bill
Bart Gordon (Tenn.) Republicans targeting Science panel chairman
Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Wants vote on “robust” public option
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (S.D.)
Baron Hill (Ind.)
Frank Kratovil (Md.) Voted yes on climate change bill; GOP targeting him
Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) He said he “will have trouble voting for anything other than robust public option.”
Daniel Lipinski (Ill.) Opposes abortion rights
Betsy Markey (Colo.) Has concerns with cost of the bill
Eric Massa (N.Y.) Fan of single-payer approach
Jim Matheson (Utah) Prefers Senate Finance measure; voted no in committee
Harry Mitchell (Ariz.)
Jim Oberstar (Minn.)
Solomon Ortiz (Texas) Voted no on climate change bill
Ciro Rodriguez (Texas) Voted no on climate measure
Loretta Sanchez (Calif.) Has gone from “yes” to undecided
Heath Shuler (N.C.)
Zack Space (Ohio) Voted yes on Energy and Commerce Committee
Betty Sutton (Ohio)
Harry Teague (N.M.) Skeptic of public option

Pass this on!

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM

That’s interesting I don’t see Rep. Nye’s name on any of the lists. I bet he has a cheap copy of that can’t decide picture that the Obama’s put in the White House. Sniveling weasel.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I just clicked on the Olbermann link in RCP… It was definitely worthy of the Soviet Union.

Seriously, even the most die hard liberals must see through his lies. When it got to 25 buses of astro turf protesters… I quit listening.

Baghdad Bob was more believable. I can’t believe this is America with someone like that on TV.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Keep calling, keep faxing, keep the pressure on. Don’t let up just because the vote has been delayed. The reps need to know how emphatically people are opposed to this monstrosity!

SouperConservative on November 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Harry Mitchel is one district over from me. I guess that is close enough… that’s JD Hayworth’s old district. I’m sure JD has enough people calling over there that it is chaos. JD has a radio show in the afternoons here.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM

They’ll have the vote. If they win, they win. If they lose, they will know which handful of Dems they need to bribe/intimidate….that’s a nice wife you got there Mr. Blue Dog, it would be awful if something were to happen to her car’s breaks.

angryed on November 6, 2009 at 1:31 PM

TriciaNC,
Great lists. Thanks for doing some of the work for us.
I see WV Dem Nick Joe Rahall listed as a Yes vote. You can add him and his colleague Alan Mollohan (D) to the In Trouble list. They openly supported Mr Obama. Now the EPA has returned the favor to WV by revoking some pre-existing mining permits. Southern WV is a Democratic stronghold, but now the believers are pi**ed off. Nick Joe heard about more than healthcare at his townhall. Mr Mollohan in the meantime is listed as one of the 15 most corrupt in Congress. Looks like they will each have a legit opponent next year. This could be entertaining!

humdinger on November 6, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Here’s some more breaking news Steny. Dems also don’t have enough votes to keep the majority after the 2010 elections. You people are a disgrace and I look forward to seeing you jobless as soon as possible.

TrickyDick on November 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D)

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Add -X- to Gerry Connolly (D) of Virginia based on this nonsense that happened yesterday. The link includes pictures. What sissy little twerp would force constituents into a line to fill out forms and then … oh, you read it, it’s really sick.

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Apparently Virginia has more then their share of profiles in courage in representation. Oh, Mr. Hoffman got his $10 Dr Pepper, I wish it had done more good but I think we woke some folks up.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 1:51 PM

I hope some of these arrogant Marxists are voted out just for thinking about passing this Gov’t run healthcare. (think Daschle).

Want real change?

Try Term limits

Not Black (Black / White) skin that hides underneath it a radical statist.

father on November 6, 2009 at 1:55 PM

It’s rapidly becoming one of life’s big mysteries why the Dem House doesn’t get rid of Pelosi. She has/will do more to harm their cause than even Obama.

jeanie on November 6, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Knucklehead on November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Thank you Knucklehead for attending yesterday. It was pretty exciting to see the crowd on t.v. and to hear the noise on the radio. Thank you from Nebraska!!!!

yoda on November 6, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Can the House remove Nancy from her speakership somehow?

ctmom on November 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Congressional Representatives Protesting Health Care Reform Because It Requires Insurers to Cover Abortions and Practitioners/Hospitals to Perform Abortions

Rep. Dan Boren (OK-02) PH: 202-225-2701 FAX: 202-225-3038
Bart Stupak (MI-01) PH: 202-225-4735 FAX: 202-225-4744
Collin Peterson (MN-07) PH: 202-225-2165 FAX: 202-225-1593
Tim Holden (PA-17) PH: 202-225- 5546 FAX: 202-226-0996
Travis Childers (MS-01) PH: 202-225-4306 FAX: 202-225-3549
Lincoln Davis (TN-04) PH: 202-225-6831 FAX: 202-226-5172
Heath Shuler (NC-11) PH: 202-225-6401 FAX: 202-226-6422
Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) PH: 202-225-7742 FAX: 202-226-1134
Mike McIntyre (NC-07) PH: 202-225-2731 FAX: 202-225-5773
Jerry Costello (IL-12) PH: 202-225-5661 FAX: 202-225-0285
Gene Taylor (MS-08) PH: 202-225-5772 FAX: 202-225-7074
James Oberstar (MN-08) PH: 202-225-6211 FAX: 202-225-0699
Bobby Bright (AL-02) PH: 202-225-2901 FAX: 202-225-8913
Steve Driehaus (OH-01) PH: 202-225-2216 FAX: 202-225-3012
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) PH: 202-225-4146 FAX: 202-225-7711
Charlie Melancon (LA-03) PH: 202-225-4031 FAX: 202-226-3944
John Murtha (PA-12) PH: 202-225-2065 FAX: 202-225-5709
Paul Kanjorski (PA-11) PH: 202-225-6511 FAX: 202-225-0764
Kathleen Dahlkemper (PA) PH: 202-225-2701 FAX: 202-225-3038

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Parody: Speaker Pelosi Unveils New Promotional Campaign to Inspire Fellow Democrats http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/11/speaker-pelosi-unveils-new-promotional.html

Mervis Winter on November 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

They want us to stop calling. Don’t.

bloggless on November 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

CALL THEM. Don’t let up today or over the weekend. Too important.

Congressional Representatives Protesting Health Care Reform Because It Requires Insurers to Cover Abortions and Practitioners/Hospitals to Perform Abortions

Rep. Dan Boren (OK-02) PH: 202-225-2701 FAX: 202-225-3038
Bart Stupak (MI-01) PH: 202-225-4735 FAX: 202-225-4744
Collin Peterson (MN-07) PH: 202-225-2165 FAX: 202-225-1593
Tim Holden (PA-17) PH: 202-225- 5546 FAX: 202-226-0996
Travis Childers (MS-01) PH: 202-225-4306 FAX: 202-225-3549
Lincoln Davis (TN-04) PH: 202-225-6831 FAX: 202-226-5172
Heath Shuler (NC-11) PH: 202-225-6401 FAX: 202-226-6422
Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) PH: 202-225-7742 FAX: 202-226-1134
Mike McIntyre (NC-07) PH: 202-225-2731 FAX: 202-225-5773
Jerry Costello (IL-12) PH: 202-225-5661 FAX: 202-225-0285
Gene Taylor (MS-08) PH: 202-225-5772 FAX: 202-225-7074
James Oberstar (MN-08) PH: 202-225-6211 FAX: 202-225-0699
Bobby Bright (AL-02) PH: 202-225-2901 FAX: 202-225-8913
Steve Driehaus (OH-01) PH: 202-225-2216 FAX: 202-225-3012
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) PH: 202-225-4146 FAX: 202-225-7711
Charlie Melancon (LA-03) PH: 202-225-4031 FAX: 202-226-3944
John Murtha (PA-12) PH: 202-225-2065 FAX: 202-225-5709
Paul Kanjorski (PA-11) PH: 202-225-6511 FAX: 202-225-0764
Kathleen Dahlkemper (PA) PH: 202-225-2701 FAX: 202-225-3038

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Actually, I think Mr. Hoffman did quite well and your contribution surely may have helped get the Republican Party moving in the correct direction.
.
Did you see the virginia.gov election results map? That thing is really worth a million words as to where the Dem voters are nested.

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Red was the color. I hope by the time I get to go back and live there that the infatuation with Democrats will have completely worn itself out.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Carolina Kat on November 6, 2009 at 12:38 PM

District 8 is a district that should be chock full of “Reagan democrats”. I feel sure that district will back red if a good candidate runs. I had heard rumors that ex-Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory was going to move there and run. If he does, he’d win.

SouthernGent on November 6, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Brad Miller (NC) is voting for HR 3962.

bloggless on November 6, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM

You should hover your cursor over the blue areas to get the localized election results. My hometown, where I no longer live, was solidly blue. My hometown now is solidly red. It’s like a guide for where not to live.

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

She chose … poorly.

Best of the three** Indy movies; Sean Connery’s the reason!

(** The latest — I/J and the Economy-Crippling Health Care “Reform” aka I/J Gets a Visit from his Death Panel or whatever it was — doesn’t count)

ya2daup on November 6, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Wow, that is some statement coming from Lefty Reich.

WannabeAnglican on November 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM

let them move on to Cap and Trade. No really, let them, that will kill them politically and if it actually did pass, it would be a heck of a lot easier to repeal than their healthcare monstrosity.

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Hey Nancy don’t you remember saying something about transparency? (She’s agin’ it.) Or how about being ethical? (She’s agin’ it.)

Brat4life on November 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

With her botox-paralyzed mug which prevents her from showing any “tells”, how did anybody see and call her bluff?

ya2daup on November 6, 2009 at 2:46 PM

ExpressoBold on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

The good thing is there are lots of places worthy of living in now. I am from Virginia Beach. The voted in the most worthless piece of junk every this last time. Since I still own property I email him all the time.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2009 at 2:46 PM

She chose … poorly.

Was that an Indiana Jones reference?

SnKArcbound on November 6, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Congress’s newly elected Rep from NY-23 sworn in today, already breaking campaign promises:

http://www.gouverneurtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7623:owens-to-break-campaign-promises&catid=60:st-lawrence-news&Itemid=175

Kevin71 on November 6, 2009 at 3:07 PM

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

If we replace McHugh in NY-23 by Owens (D), that makes 35 Democrats to 4 Republicans whose seats are in danger. Which wouldn’t be enough to flip the House Republican.

But is that list complete? Rasmussen has the “generic House vote” at 42% R – 38% D, while it was 47% D – 41% R at Election Day 2008. Democrats have lost 9 points, Republicans have gained 1 point, and 8% more have become undecided. If the undecided eventually split between the parties, any Democrat that won last year by less than 10% could be in trouble.

While there may be a big difference between “generic Dem vs. generic GOP” and a contest between two named candidates, lots of Democrats who won with small margins could be VERY nervous right now about voting for FancyNancyCare…

Steve Z on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

TriciaNC on November 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM

I cannot believe Heath “Interceptions” Schuler isn’t on that list. That district is incredibly RED.

Unless a bunch of NYC libs moved into it. Or welfare recipients.

JP1986UM on November 6, 2009 at 3:35 PM

“She chose….poorly

One of my favorite Raiders quotes…

And how true…what an incompetent boob!

crazywater on November 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM

and they are bringing Obama in to the House before the vote to sway them

ginaswo on November 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM

This may bore most of you but I have a little story to tell you. I am a retired federal employee. As such I have a federal insurance plan, This is open season whereby we get to review all of the plans available to us, detailing the services provided and its cost for 2010. My current insurance plan’s cost is going up a whopping forty percent. Instead of going along with this rip-off, I reviewed all of the other plans available. I not only found one at less than the rate I paid this year; it also provides more services. The point I am trying to make is that if the federal government allows competition among its insurers why does Congress not allow interstate competition? You might ask your congressman for an answer.

Big Nicholas on November 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Have the vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAVE THE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khun Joe on November 6, 2009 at 4:30 PM

I keep hearing the figure of 69 votes that Pelosi & Co are short on.

If true……..that’s a bunch.

JoeinTX on November 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I’m getting scared because you never know what to believe. I am afraid if they vote on this they might just have the votes.

Brat4life on November 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Keep up the pressure on these idgits. Can’t wait for the witchy woman to get in front of a camera with that vapid empty eyed big smile look touting the bill and stating that a vote will be the end of next week or by thanksgiving.

Kissmygrits on November 6, 2009 at 5:57 PM

According to NRO’s new blog “Doctor, Doctor,” they may be only ten votes short, and the vote is still on for tomorrow.

Ten of those votes may be the four VA freshmen Dems whose district McDonnell took on Tuesday when he beat Deeds.

Wethal on November 6, 2009 at 8:08 PM

It will pass the house….you can bet the farm on that. No way, those fat wishy washy ‘blue dogs’ will not cave under the pressure of the Chicago machine.

It will pass with 218 or 219. I am sure they are already telling who can be allowed to vote against it and still make room for the 218.

tatersalad on November 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM

The cost cutting and all is good… but someone needs to address the uninsured. There just has to be a solution to that. One that doesn’t tank the economy that is.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM

10.2 percent of people don’t have jobs.

17.7 percent is the e6 number, including those who have given up looking for a job, or are under employed (working part time when they were working full time).

Fix that first… you’ll go a long way to fixing the rest of it.

And while you’re at it, check out the republican plan, which actually goes a long way to… you know… reducing the costs of healthcare.

Chaz706 on November 6, 2009 at 9:02 PM

I hope and pray that Stupak, the Blue Dogs, and the Republicans in Congress stick to their guns on this. The ObamaCare beast must be destroyed on Saturday.

Shogun144 on November 6, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Please help us kick Democrat Gene Taylor out of his Congressional seat in Mississippi-4.

Joe Tegerdine is as Conservative as Sarah Palin – if not more so. Nevertheless … Joe has raised only $9,000 vs Gene Taylor’s $200K.

But once we let everyone in Mississippi know that Gene Taylor voted for Nancy Pelosi for SOTH … he’s sunk.

Joe needs your help.

HondaV65 on November 6, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Contact these House members.

Likely No:

Adler (202) 225-4765
Altmire (202) 225-2565
Baird (202) 225-3536
Barrow (202) 225-2823
Bean (202) 225-3711
Berry (202) 225-4076
Boren (202) 225-2701
Boucher (202) 225-3861
Bright (202) 225-2901
Cardoza (202) 225-6131
Chandler (202) 225-4706
Childers (202) 225-4306
Cooper (202) 225-4311
Costa (202) 225-3341
Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406
Davis (AL-07) (202) 225-2665
Davis (TN-04) (202) 225-6831
Donnelly (202) 225-3915
Gordon (202) 225-4231
Griffith (202) 225-4801
Herseth Sandlin (202) 225-2801
Hill (202) 225-5315
Holden (202) 225-5546
Kagen (202) 225-5655
Kratovil (202) 225-5311
Lipinski (202) 225-5701
Markey (202) 225-4676
Marshall (202) 225-6531
Massa (202) 225-3161
Matheson (202) 225-3011
McIntyre (202) 225-2731
McMahon (202) 225-3371
Melancon (202) 225-4031
Michaud (202) 225-6306
Minnick (202) 225-6611
Mitchell (202) 225-2190
Murphy (202) 225-5614
Peterson (202) 225-2165
Pomeroy (202) 225-2611
Ross (202) 225-3772
Shuler (202) 225-6401
Skelton (202) 225-2876
Space (202) 225-6265
Stupak (202) 225-4735
Tanner (202) 225-4714
Taylor (202) 225-5772
Teague (202) 225-2365

Leaning No:

Boyd 202-225-5235
Giffords 202-225-2542
Halvorson 202-225-3635
Klein 202-225-3026
Maffei 202-225-3701
Nye 202-225-4215
Sanchez (CA-47) 202-225-2965
Scott (VA-03) 202-225-8351

Undecided:

Arcuri 202-225-3665
Cuellar 202-225-1640
Edwards (TX-17) 202-225-6105
Ellsworth 202-225-4636
Kanjorski 202-225-6511
Kirkpatrick 202-225-2315
Kosmas 202-225-2706
Langevin 202-225-2735
Mollohan 202-225-4172
Rodriguez 202-225-4511
Schrader 202-225-5711
Smith 202-225-8901

Leaning Yes:

Abercrombie (202) 225-2726
Boccieri (202) 225-3876
Carney (202) 225-3731
Connolly (202) 225-1492
Driehaus (202) 225-2216
Etheridge (202) 225-4531
Hodes (202) 225-5206
Inslee (202) 225-6311
Kaptur (202) 225-4146
Kucinich (202) 225-5871
Lynch (202) 225-8273
Markey (MA-07) (202) 225-2836
Murtha (202) 225-2065
Perriello (202) 225-4711
Peters (202) 225-5802
Rahall (202) 225-3452
Richardson (202) 225-7924
Ruppersberger (202) 225-3061
Visclosky (202) 225-2461
Wu (202) 225-0855

Their voice mail boxes are full…you will need to e-mail them.

Also contact the blue dog coalition:

BlueDog@mail.house.gov

ncconservative on November 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM

UNDECIDED/REVIEWING BILL Keith Ellison (Minn.)

Ellison is undecided? No F-ing way. The guys the biggest socialist rep we have from Minnesota. He’s from a district whose largest employer is ACORN. He’s a definite yes and if he’s saying he’s undecided it’s only to keep the “Kill the Bill” citizens placated until they left DC.

chickasaw42 on November 6, 2009 at 10:03 PM

I did my part.

The wife and I showed up at our Commie Rep’s office at noon, along with about twenty-thirty other people. The phones were ringing off the hook, the crowd was taking turns venting, and the staffers looked like they were actually earning their pay as they told us that they “didn’t know” how the Commie will vote and that there were “many different views.” They “didn’t know” if the Rep and his family would be getting the same Health Care plan as the rest of us.

As I was leaving some loud SOB was telling them that they were going to lose their phoney-baloney jobs next year along with the Commie Rep. It feels so good to have dialogues like this with our public servants. Let’s do it again real soon.

Venusian Visitor on November 7, 2009 at 1:18 AM

Please add McNerny (D) California-11 to list of 2010 “in jeopardy” seats. This district went for Bush by 10 points in 2000 and 2004, Obama by only 10 in 2008.

He has a strong conservative opponent in 2010, a Lodi grape grower who is already within $100,000 of McNerny in fundraising.

For some reason he doesn’t show up on any of the call lists on any sites.

mhrepub on November 7, 2009 at 3:01 AM

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